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Easy Cable Crochet Head
Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2017.
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This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather Your Supplies
- Patons Alpaca Blend (Oats shown)
- 4 mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
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Gauge and Sizing
4 sts x 2 rows = 1″ in double crochet
Following the written instructions without any modifications to size, your finished headband will measure approximately 20″ in circumference and will stretch to fit approximately 22″ circumference. The headband is approximately 3.5″ wide.
- BpDc – Back Post Double Crochet
- Ch – Chain
- Dc – Double Crochet
- Dc2tog – Double Crochet 2 Together
- FpDc – Front Post Double Crochet
- FpDc2tog – Front Post Double Crochet 2 Together
- FpTc – Front Post Treble Crochet
- Rem – Remaining
- Sk – Skip
- Sts – Stitches
- WS – Wrong Side
To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:
For best results, wet block your headband before seaming the two ends together. This will help correct the curl you’ll see with the cables and allow the stitches to relax and settle into a nicer shape. For a video demonstration of wet blocking, check out this resource:
Easy Cable Headband – Tutorial with Brittany
This tutorial is also available in a left handed version. Click the link below to be directed to the left handed video on my YouTube channel.
Easy Cable Headband – Left Hand Tutorial with Brittany
Row 1: Ch 9. Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each rem ch. Turn. (7 sts)
Row 2: (WS) Ch 2. 2 BpDc first st. 1 BpDc next 5 sts. 2 BpDc last st. Turn. (9 sts)
Row 3: Ch 2. 2 FpDc first st. 1 FpDc next 7 sts. 2 FpDc last st. Turn. (11 sts)
Row 4: (WS) Ch 3. 1 Dc in same st as ch 3. 1 BpDc next 9 sts. 2 Dc last st. Turn. (13 sts)
Row 5: Ch 3. 1 Dc in same st as ch 3. 1 Dc in next st. FpDc next 3 sts. Sk 3 sts, FpTc next 3 sts. FpTc in skipped 3 sts. Dc in second to last st. 2 Dc in last st. Turn (15 sts)
Row 6: (WS) Ch 3. 1 Dc next 2 sts. 1 BpDc next 9 sts. 1 Dc in last 3 sts. Turn. (15 sts)
Row 7: Ch 3. 1 Dc next 2 sts. Sk 3 sts. FpTc next 3 sts. FpTc skipped 3 sts. FpDc next 3 sts. 1 Dc last 3 sts. Turn. (15 sts)
Row 8: (WS) Ch 3. 1 Dc next 2 sts. 1 BpDc next 9 sts. 1 Dc last 3 sts. Turn. (15 sts)
Row 9: Ch 3. 1 Dc next 2 sts. 1 FpDc next 3 sts. Sk 3 sts. FpTc next 3 sts. FpTc skipped 3 sts. 1 Dc last 3 sts. Turn. (15 sts)
Row 10: (WS) Ch 3. 1 Dc next 2 sts. 1 BpDc next 9 sts. 1 Dc last 3 sts. Turn. (15 sts)
Rep rows 7-10, 7 more times.
TIP: To modify the length of your headband, make adjustments to the number of repeats. Take the total number of inches you wish your headband to be and subtract 4 (length for increase and decrease section). Divide the remainder by 2 (length for one pattern repeat). That number is the total number of pattern repeats you need.
Row 1: Ch 2 and Dc in next st (counts as dc2tog). 1 Dc next st. FpDc next 9 sts. 1 Dc next st. Dc2tog. Turn (13 sts)
Row 2: (WS) Ch 2 and Dc in next st (counts as dc2tog). BpDc next 9 sts. Dc2tog. Turn. (11 sts)
Row 3: Ch 2, FpDc next st (counts as decrease). FpDc next 7 sts. Decrease last two by making a Dc2tog with the first stitch worked around post and last worked into V of stitch. Turn. (9 sts)
Row 4: (WS) Ch 2, BpDc next st (counts as decrease). BpDc next 5 sts. BpDc2tog. Fasten off. (7 sts)
Wet block your headband flat to correct the curl before moving on.
Once your headband has dried, sew the two ends together using what ever stitch method you prefer (I used a simple back and forth stitch).
Fasten on new yarn at seam. Make two sc stitches around the dc of every row. When you make it to the end of your round, join with a slst to your first sc. Rep for the other side.